Are consumers paying a fair price for energy?

The rise in E.ON’s earnings will leave customers questioning whether the price they’re paying is “fair”. Consumer Focus made the comment following the energy supplier’s announcement yesterday about a 30% rise in earnings for the first half of the year. Richard Hall, Head of Energy Regulation at the consumer group said: “Wholesale prices are now […]

Benefits of energy price drop ‘washed away’ by water rise

The benefits of recent cuts to energy prices are being “washed away” by today’s water bill increase. That’s according to price comparison site uSwitch.com, which is advising hard-pressed households to consider getting a water meter to combat rising prices. Water industry regulator Ofwat announced water bills will rise 5.7% as of this morning. In comparison, […]

Price controls may be necessary to protect consumers, says uSwitch boss

Consumer champion uSwitch’s Director of Consumer Policy has criticised the government and the regulator Ofgem for not protecting consumers from big bills and has suggested a return to price controls may be needed. Speaking at Future Energy Strategies’ ‘Increasing Competition in the UK’s Electricity Market’ event in London earlier this week, Ann Robinson said: “I […]